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Phys-202 — Theoretical Mechanics
(dt. Theoretische Mechanik)

Level, degree of commitment Basic module, compulsory elective module
Forms of teaching and learning,
Lecture (5 SWS), recitation class (2 SWS), Lern- and Leistungskontrollen gemäß Lehrveranstaltungskommentar,
270 hours (Besuch der lecture (75 h), Besuch der recitation class (30 h), Nachbereitung der lecture, Literaturstudium (45h), recitation classszettel and Hausaufgaben (90 h), Klausurvorbereitung and Klausur (30 h))
Credit points,
formal requirements
9 CP
Course requirement(s): Admission to the module examination can be made dependent on successful assessments.
Examination type: Written examination. A resit can be taken as oral examination.
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for the degree program B.Sc. Physik.
One semester,
each summer semester
Person in charge of the module's outline k.A.


Point Mechanics:

Kinematics and dynamics of mass points in one and three spatial dimensions, Newton's laws, conservation laws, bound and unbound motions in potentials, integration of equations of motion for symmetric potentials, description of scattering processes, Hamilton's principle, Lagrangian equations of the first and second kind, rigid bodies, Hamiltonian mechanics.

Computational techniques:

Vector analysis, series expansions (Taylor, Fourier), differential equations, systems of linear equations.

Qualification Goals

Students learn and practice analyzing observations of mechanical processes and reducing them to basic relationships in mechanics. Equipped with the necessary computational techniques, they will be able to formulate and work on models to describe the observations.




Module imported from B.Sc. Physik.

When studying B.Sc. Mathematics, this module can be attended in the study area Minor subject Physics.

Die Wahlmöglichkeit des Moduls ist durch seine Klassifikation als Theoriemodul aus dem Bachelor Physik (TB) beschränkt.

Recommended Reading

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Please note:

This page describes a module according to the latest valid module guide in Winter semester 2019/20. Most rules valid for a module are not covered by the examination regulations and can therefore be updated on a semesterly basis. The following versions are available in the online module guide:

  • Winter 2016/17
  • Summer 2018
  • Winter 2018/19
  • Winter 2019/20
  • Winter 2020/21 (no corresponding element)
  • Summer 2021 (no corresponding element)
  • Winter 2021/22 (no corresponding element)
  • Winter 2022/23 (no corresponding element)
  • Winter 2023/24 (no corresponding element)

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